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Jessica Bell

Polish Your Fiction: A Quick & Easy Self-Editing Guide

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    In fiction, italics are generally used for internal dialogue, especially in third person narratives when the internal dialogue is written in first person.
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    almost
    by
    can/could
    even
    feel/felt
    finally
    hear/heard
    in
    ing (do not insert a space before this)
    is/was
    just
    out
    over
    really
    see/saw
    seem
    smell/smelt (AmE: smelled)
    so
    soon
    that
    taste/tasted
    up
    very
    which
    who
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    Strong verbs are a storyteller’s saviour.
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    Stephen King says, if you need a thesaurus to find it, you are using the wrong word
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    If everyone killed all their darlings, they’d have no family left.
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    SHOW, DON’T TELL

    Can you visualize what you are reading as though it were happening right in front of you? (yes)
    Can you feel the emotions your characters are feeling? (yes)
    Do your characters seem flat and lifeless? (no)
    Have you made your characters real? That is, would your readers recognize your characters if they met them on the street—without you using a lot of explicit exposition to describe them? (yes)
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